School Details

Council Rock High School South

2002 Rock Way, Holland, PA 18966
(215) 944-1100
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2046 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
79%
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84%
68%
62%
66%
42%
94%
94%
83%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Council Rock School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Council Rock High School South is a public high school in Northampton Township. The principal of Council Rock High School South is Mr Al Funk. 2,046 students attend Council Rock High School South and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 9% of the 2,046 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Council Rock High School South is 16:1. Villa Joseph Marie High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    We wasted a full school year trying to keep the bully problems at bay. The administration is asleep and appears not to care. I am taking my daughter from here and have enrolled her in a Quaker school where morals and kindness are taught and expected. I feel for the kids who have issues and are not able to transfer. Sorry but I thought this school was good...not so...

  • (1 year ago)

    South is horrible. I dread each and every day. It seems as if I've entered another planet. There are uninvolved teachers creepy goths walling around in a daze and jocks sucking up all the oxygen due to being mouth breathers. I feel sorry for the regular kid like myself. We don't have anyone to care about us!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers just don't care or don't care to see the many problems including the bullying. I can't wait to graduate this June.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cannot wait to graduate. Everyday has been an agonizing one. I am just a regular kid who moved in hopes of escaping bullying. I never had any friends in my life so i thought my wait was finally over. At first the new environment was great but i now regret that because everything around me is a lie. This place is full of money and with that comes snobbish self absorbed kids. It dosent matter how nice you are to THESE PEOPLE. They are also really smart and WILL INSULT YOU CONSTANTLY IF YOU DON'T KNOW THINGS. I am also African and make up the very small minority who attends the 99% Caucasian majority. I am bullied here verbally because of my race academics and lack of money. To them i am a nobody. It is impossible to fit into ANY GROUP if you are an outsider. All kids talk about here is Drugs how much sex they had money. Teachers don't care and even they are racist. This whole area is fake. Everyone here thinks i'm weird for no good reason and its really taken a toll on me. I am lonely depressed and broken and one day i had a nervous breakdown so i see a psychologist to get stuff off my chest. My whole life so far was a lie and idk what to believe in anymore. Glad to be a senior

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're a quiet kid like me you get lost in this big school. No one seems to care to ask you how you are. Some of the teachers are great and care but they are the specialty teachers not the English or math department teachers. Most of the kids have parents who pressure them even to the point where kids are forced into tutoring when the kid clearly cant do better in that particular thing. I will be glad to graduate from here next year 2014!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is big and it is fairly new but there are many bad things that happen. It is almost all caucasian. Very few students of color are present. There are about 7-10 black kids per grade out of over 2 000 kids in the school. There are a few more Indian students and almost no latino/hispanic students. This causes the school to be racist. Many students are racist and shockingly the teachers are as well. Teachers are extremely oblivious to all of the bullying and racial problems in the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had several children attend CRSD south high school. I think the teachers are self absorbed lazy and not interested in making learning the reason for going to school.It is a school with no leadership from the principal. There are no checks and balance. The teachers have no accountabilty for their work or lack of work. The students do well because parents pay for tutors for class subjects as well as for SATS. It is very disappointing.

  • (4 years ago)

    My Children love this school and in other schools they have been to there have been some type of negligence on the teacher and administrative part but here there are not as many fights. they have high test scores and have meet great people

  • (6 years ago)

    Innovative proactive -great school

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from Council Rock South in 2004. And although it is very true about the bubbles that go on at the school. I can honestly say that I would not have wanted to attend any other school. The teachers are wonderful and it is a beautiful campus. I felt very lucky to attend a school that could open so many doors for me with teacher who actually took the time to help you.and a wonderful principle who actually go involved in making it a great school.. who cares about the students There were those unhappy days because it does seem to have more than it's fair share of stuck up kids ( more than other schools).. but that's life. It's an amazing school. I am in college to be a teacher because of the experience I recieved there. )

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate of the school and I don't think I could have been better prepared for college. While many of my peers struggled to adjust to the size and having to write critically I excelled. I attribute this directly to my course load at Rock. The AP programs are tied in very tightly with similar college programs. If a parents is worried about pulling a kid from a private school into public Rock South will ease your tension. It is a great enviroment. The only thing to be worried about is the driving situation as many of the juniors who drive there are not prepared to drive and accidents occur. Other than that there is very little to complain about. I only wish South had been open my entire high school stay!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has its good points and its bad points. If you have an extremely gifted student an above average significantly motivated child or a student with learning disabilities this school offers tremendous resources. For the average or mediocre student who has not been officially labeled learning disabled this highly competitive school could pose problems. Kids who in other school districts would most likely be in the top half of the class are likely to be found in the bottom half of the class here and are often advised to go to Community College or cosmetology school. There are so many 'gifted' 'honors' and 'outside tutored' students here that students who receive average grades often think of themselves as stupid and are quite frequently overlooked and/or recommended for lower level classes.

  • (10 years ago)

    council rock has done an unbelievable job with this new highschool. the halls are peaceful and the teachers are wonderful. the students get to reach for there highest level due to the great resources including the library the gym which is to unbelievable for words to explain. from the indoor track to the weightroom and the wrestling room this gym has it all. Mr. Holland the principal has done a great job witht he students and they all love him

  • (10 years ago)

    Council Rock School District is among the best in the Pennylvania State area. Although Council Rock South is a new school the teachers and rest of the staff certaintly are not. All of the teachers at this school are very well educated as is the Principal. The Principal is one of the best principals I'v experienced. I believe that the principal is one of the most hands-on involved fun principals. With the principal being such a great man along with the amazing teaching staff Council Rock South could not be a better high school for any student to attend.

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